Dr. Misha Gutkin

WELCOME! I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. I have been working with adults, children, teenagers, and families since 2001.

Choosing a psychotherapist could be a very overwhelming process. Every therapist is different and uses different techniques to promote change. In my private practice, I use a flexible approach that integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic approach and Psychoanalysis, as well as Family Therapy techniques. Every person is an individual and there is no one-size-fits-all approach in therapy. Together we will outline issues that have been a problem in your or your child/teen's life and will discuss ways of addressing these issues. Together we are going on a journey to a better life.

My office is conveniently located on the boarder of Walnut Creek and Lafayette and only within a short drive from San Francisco. San Francisco Bay Area is an ethnically and culturally rich place. Over the years I have worked with clients from a large spectrum of ethnic backgrounds, and I truly enjoy working with ethnic and cultural minorities. Being an immigrant from Russia, I'm very well familiar with issues related to immigration and acculturation. I am fluent in Russian and I welcome Russian speaking clients.

Congratulations on taking this first step to change your life and coming to my website! Now, lets take the next step and contact me for a free phone consultation. Saturday appointments are available.


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Phobias
  • Career related issues
  • High stress
  • Self-esteem problems
  • Acculturation issues
  • Weight loss

Kids & Teenagers

  • School problems
  • Academic problems
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Problems with friends
  • Growing up issues
  • Individualization issues

Families & Couples

  • High conflict
  • Relationship problems
  • Communication problems
  • Divorce issues & child custody issues
  • Cultural conflicts